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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #0231 - אֵזוֹב
1) hyssop, a plant used for medicinal and religious purposes
1140) bz (זב ZB) AC: Issue CO: Yellow AB: ?: The pictograph z is an agricultural implement representing the idea of harvest or food. The b is a representation of the house. Combined these pictures mean "the food of the house". The main staple of the Hebrews was grain and is yellow in color. This grain was usually ground into a meal for making breads.
- A2116 Dbz (Endow, Dowry)
- A2118 Lbz (Dwell, Dwelling)
- A2119 Nbz (Purchase)
- A2532 Bzo (Leave)
- A3007 Rbzc (Treasurer)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֵזוֹב (by a Syriacism for אֱזוֹב) m. ὕσσωπος, hyssop of the ancients, which was used by the Hebrews in sacred purifications, Exodus 12:22; Leviticus 14:4, Leviticus 14:6, 49 Leviticus 14:49; Psalms 51:9; 1 Kings 5:13. Like the names of several eastern plants, so the word hyssop was borrowed by the Greeks from the Orientals themselves. The Hebrews appear not to have applied this word merely to hyssopus officinalis of the moderns, but to have also included under it other aromatic plants, especially mint, origanum (Doften). Some derive it from the root אָזַב, which they regard as the same as زَبَّ to be hairy; but the plants mentioned can hardly be called hairy.
the Third Week after Epiphany